Violent crime continues its rampage in cities across the country while race-baiting instigators refuse to acknowledge the true cause of the violence.
Blaming race for violence has been highlighted for several years using police-involved shootings as the sounding board. Anytime a police officer shoots someone, race is automatically heralded as the cause.
One outspoken race-baiting group refuses to expose true causes of inner-city violence while promoting its self-serving interests at the expense of crime victims. The group’s actions and attitudes have empowered criminals to carry out more violent crimes, reported The Hill.
Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Sunday blamed the Black Lives Matter movement for causing a rise in violent crime around the country.
During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, McCarthy blamed protests against police brutality in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., and Charlotte, N.C., for creating a “political atmosphere of anti-police sentiment.”
“So what’s happening, and this is ironic, is that a movement with the goal of saving black lives at this point is getting black lives taken, because 80 percent of our murder victims here in Chicago are male blacks,” McCarthy said. “Less than half of 1 percent of all the shootings in this city involve police officers shooting civilians.”
McCarthy had a rough end to his career in Chicago. He was fired last year following an uproar over Chicago’s well-criticized handling of the fatal police-involved shooting of Laquan McDonald, a black 17-year-old.
The officer who shot McDonald was eventually charged with first-degree murder after police car dashcam video showed he shot the teenager repeatedly. McDonald was walking away from officers when he was shot.
McCarthy admitted that it was a “bad shooting” and that the officer should be punished, but argued that the uproar over police brutality is “hamstringing” law enforcement.
“We are very clearly going down the wrong path,” he said.
That path could change with a new president who has vowed to support law enforcement.
McCarthy said he is “hopeful” that President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), will do more to empower police than President Obama’s Justice Department.
“I think the Trump election quite frankly is a reaction to that,” he said. “I think the people are tired of career politicians who’ve never really had a job telling us how we should think and how we should act.”
There is no doubt there are bad cops among the hundreds of thousands working across the country. It’s no different than bad people within any career field.
The problem is blaming cops, particularly white cops, for all the bad things that happen within law enforcement. That one statistic, “Less than half of 1 percent of all the shootings in this city involve police officers shooting civilians,” is proof enough race isn’t the key factor in police-involved shootings where a black person is killed.
Facts are that most black people are killed by other black people. And, white people get shot by police officers regularly. They aren’t shot because they are white, they’re shot because they are involved in criminal activity.
Until race-baiters stop the racist-charged outcries and get to the root of the problem – criminals – things won’t change.
Source: The Hill